NC Marine Debris Action Plan – Keeping Waterways, Estuaries, Rivers, Sounds, and Beaches Clean

February 25, 2020

NC water related efforts in Eastern NC to educate and implement new objectives to help clean marine debris from coastal North Carolina estuaries, rivers, beaches, sounds, and other waterways where there exists a fragile ecosystem for marine life including endangered and threatened sea turtles.

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Carteret Big Sweep Teams Up With Ocean Conservancy For Coastal Cleanup

(September 2019) Carteret Big Sweep has announced that they are teaming up with Ocean Conservancy for the 34th International Coastal Cleanup this coming weekend.

Local officials are asking businesses, municipalities, and volunteers to help with this event by removing trash and debris from area beaches, waterways, lakes, rivers, parks, and roadways in an effort to protect the environment and beautification.

Last years efforts in tandem with the national effort, the Carteret community helped remove over 53,705 lbs of trash from area natural resources.

Filed: Carteret Big Sweep, Ocean Conservancy, natural resources cleanup

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Commissioner John Nash Announces $1 Million Grant For Cedar Point Recreational Park

(September 2019) Commissioner John Nash has announced that the Town of Cedar Point NC will receive a $1,011,756 grant from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund to help fund a local recreational park along the White Oak River.

The Town of Cedar Point worked with the N.C. Coastal Federation which is a state program to help local governments and non-profits help to protect water quality.

Mayor Scott Hatsell is on record as saying that town clerk and interim town administrator Jayne Calhoun was the driving force behind the grant application.

Commissioner John Nash routinely talks about the proposed recreational park and other issues that are important to Cedar Point residents on his Facebook page.

Filed: Western Carteret News

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The Boathouse At Front Street Village In Beaufort NC Sold To Florida Based Marina Company

(August 2019) Wendi and Bucky Oliver have announced that they have sold The Boathouse at Front Street Village in Beaufort NC to Southern Marinas which is based out of Florida. The Oliver’s have owned and operated The Boathouse since 2008.

Sitting at the East end of Taylor’s Creek, The Boathouse offers boaters convenient access to the intracoastal waterway and is frequented by boaters on the way to Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout.

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There is no word on whether Southern Marinas will continue to offer dry stack storage, and the other services the Front Street Village experience offered. In a press release to the Carteret News Times, Mr. Oliver was quoted as saying that he feels the employees of the business will benefit from this acquisition as Southern Marinas has an extensive background in running marinas.

End Of File: Beaufort NC

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Radio Island Public Beach Access In Beaufort NC And Carteret County

Tourism information for visitors to the Radio Island public beach access in Beaufort NC and Carteret County. This area offers a calm water/no waves swimming area for children along the Beaufort inlet, public showers, public restrooms, ample parking, and trails through the sand dunes to access different vantage points of the area. This is also a great fishing spot.

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Rip Currents Red Flag Warning for Carteret County NC Beaches. Do Not Swim!

Each year, several people drown in rip currents along Carteret County and Crystal Coast NC beaches, and many happened while red flag rip currents warning were posted by beach officials. We believe these deaths are completely preventable with some knowledge and education on this subject. This article will hopefully help those visiting the area to understand what a rip current is, how to avoid them, and what to do if you find yourself in one.

Water events, information, and news.

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